An Evening with Lush

Did you guys know that I used to work at Lush? During my late teens I worked my butt off in their digital sector and it was amazing, made some great friends and gained lots of knowledge about all their products.It was a great job, and I miss it. I love that I get to work on this blog but it’s lonely sometimes and Lush was so much fun.

I along with the Southampton Bloggers were invited to Lush in West Quay to have a little pamper session, make a face mask and have a personal daily routine created for each of us.

(massaging Kristy from The Violet Blonde over on Instagram)

My skin care routine hand picked by Lizzy. One of the fresh face masks that I’ve always avoided was the blueberry one but it’s such a calming mask and so soothing. I have a small sample of the Cup o Coffee for my dark eye bags, and so many other samples. So I can bring back all the Lush I’ve missed in my life.

We made the face mask CUPCAKE. Cupcake is such a calming facemask and really helps to keep your skin calm. You need to keep it in the fridge and is so cold to put on your face it’s beyond relaxing.  Cupcake is filled with some many relaxing and calming ingredients. For me it’s the perfect for after being in the sun all day with makeup on.

Ingredients:

Rhassoul mud, linseed infusion, glycerine, talc, cocoa powder, fair trade organic cocoa butter, fresh mint, slandalwood oil, vanilla absolute, spearmint oil, peppermint oil, limonene and perfume.

We added vegan chocolate into ours for a little extra. Full disclosure I ate some of them when i got home. Curiosity killed the cat, am I right?

You need to keep your Cupcake in the fridge and it is such a cool consistency that it applies like finger paint to your face. Wait till it’s dried, and either wash it off or crumble it off really gently like I did.

A few bits of redness but, oh my! My skin is so much smoother and calmer then sun really makes my skin unhappy but Cupcake has calmed my skin so much.

Ears – Red Panda from The Body Shop

 

Cherry Blossom Bath Time

I posted a photo of the Lush Cherry Blossom Bubble Bar on Instagram about two weeks ago and have finally gotten round to using it.

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I was very kindly given it for my birthday along with a chocolate duck and this beautiful cacti card ( i do love a cacti) by the ever so lovely Rianne.

I believe the Cherry Blossom Bubble Bar was released for their Oxford flag ship store, so there isn’t a link but i have tried the flamingo bubble bar and love it.

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( I took photos before I used the bar but didn’t check the memory card was set up right so all the footage got lost)

‘crumble one bar under running warm water to …. mounds of luscious indulgent film star bubbles in your bathing release the essential oils.’

I of course didn’t read this before taking my bath and just swished the end in the water as it was filling. It created less bubbles and i’m ok with that.

These little flowers are packed with oils and it smells delicious. It’s not a strong smell (thank god) but it’s definitely close to the smell of parma violets. It’s really a great surprise that i loved this bubble bar as I’m not a fan of parma violets.

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I’m looking forward to my next bath, I need to hot step it over to Lush Oxford Street to see what else they have in store.

Amelia, XO

Blush Slip

SS/16 trends are in and I’m fully behind most of them ( well all of them really) but I’m not convinced by the slip dress. Rochas and Emilio Pucci’s slips were so bang on with my style. There are a few body types that would look amazing in the slip. But on my body taking into account my stature ( hello 5 10!) and that I’m a smaller waist them my hips, it would mean that the slip dress would sit or cling to this area. I would definitely find it really hard to not think I was wearing a nightie overtime I wore it. Also blush is meant to be huge this season, gorgeous grey toned pinks and peaches are going to be huge in my wardrobe.

The slip dress really follows the whole under wear as outer wear, but maybe a little to much. Here is how I styled this trend.

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No slip dress for me, however i still keep on trend with this style by making a blush pink top.

I wore

Choker – Accessorize

Slip top – New Look

Jacket – New Look

Jeans – New Look

Boots – Just Fab

Lip gloss – Lush

And I got my septum pierced yesterday, turns out I’m quite an impulsive person.

Thank you for reading.

Love Amelia, XO

English Pamper

English summer means nothing to us Brits with out a down poor of rain.

For me personally there is no better way to spend a day stuck indoors then to pamper myself with some goodies. Lush are the go to place for a little TLC. I popped into their original store in Poole and snapped up some treats, thank you to Rose who helped me out now end, sniffing pots and bottles, picking the right bath bomb, I could go on about how great she was, but you should go in and see for yourself.

DSCN0373I’m trying to make more of an effort in looking after my hair, I think having curly hair does take a lot of work but, I love my ringlets and waves. This Tangled hot oil hair treatment is just the thing to give my hair a little break from working. Just melt into a mug and work into your locks, leave for as long as you can and ta-dah!

DSCN0380-001Comforter is one of the best smelling Lush products ever! I could sniff the stuff all day ( disclosure: stiffed the bottle in the store a little to much) I lather this up with a bath ball and turn myself into a bath time snowman.

DSCN0374I really have no clue what this bath bomb is called but I love it! It  creates the best magic in your bath, lots of foam and bubbles.

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^just look!!!!!!!

This is the thing I’m most excited about Pumice Power, I stand all day and at the end of my working week I can’t wait to give my feet a break. Pumice Power is an exfoliant so I don’t rub my feet to hard with it, otherwise they would be so sore. Once towed off my feet are so soft and refreshed.

I used the hot oil, bath bomb and the pumice power all at the same time. It was a totally pamper fest, I felt like Cleopatra or something.

have a nice day XO

Dressing Table

Every blogger I follow has the most beautiful vanity desk/ dressing table, many a night I have spent drooling over everyones decor. Not to be the only blogger not on the band wagon, i thought I’d share. Sharing is caring.

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On the left we have two mirrored boxes which contain my hair ties and clips (gift)// bunny lamp (gift) //jewellery box (Home Sense)//my favourite coin purse ( Lulu Guinness)// Cornish Piskie. I’m a definite jewellery horder, so I’ve put off buying a jewellery box for ages because i have so much of it. This isn’t even half of my collection but what can I say, I fell in love.

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The right is totally my favourite side, I love looking at the bright bloom of the flowers with the dark wood vase, and the orange frames.

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Picture frames – Max Studio// plant and pot – both B&Q// tray – Home Sense// brush holder – TK-Maxx.A closer look at my most used make-up.

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Benefit//Doir//MUA//Milani//Topshop// no7// Lush Cosmetics //Cargo // Estee Lauder //older perfume bottles